Saturday, May 30, 2015

ICANN measured consumer awareness related to new gTLDs

Extract: "Since the first new gTLD was delegated in October 2013, more than 630 new gTLDs have been delegated. To gauge perceptions of the new gTLDs, the survey focused on the new gTLDs with the greatest number of registrations at the time the questions were developed in January 2015 – .EMAIL, .PHOTOGRAPHY, .LINK, .GURU, .REALTOR, .CLUB, .XYZ and a regionally relevant TLD, including internationalized domain names (IDNs)".

Source: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-29-en.

Reminder:

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Future of Domain Names

Extract: "The below infographic shows that what will the future of the web look like with all these new registrars, and who will own all the new TLDs? It also states that out of seven original TLDs developed in 1985, the ‘.com’ is the most popular domain by far, along with .net, .org, and .info. Check out more details here".

Source: http://www.iamwire.com/2015/05/infographic-future-domain-names/116740.

Reminder:
  • Domain name clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Jovenet Consulting promotes and informs about new gTLDs.

New mechanism to access Famous Four Media Premium Names

Extract: "All domain names will be categorised into one of 8 tiers; each tier will be attributed a single price. Those registrars that adopt this new method will be able to query the price, add their margin and sell a premium domain name directly through their registrar portal using EPP. And, as a consequence of the success of its aggressive price discount campaigns, Famous Four Mediawill be implementing a ’brand protection’ tier which will provide an additional deterrent to cyber-squatters for well-known brands ensuring that domain names in this tier will not be eligible for price promotions".

Source: http://eepurl.com/boQReL.

Reminder:
  • Premium Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Jovenet Consulting promotes and informs about new gTLDs.

New gTLD Utilization Report

  1. .brands and closed domains in search – highlights and observations;
  2. The number of new gTLDs in the Alexa Top 1M;
  3. An updated list of CSC’s Top 10 TLDs with the six domains that are still at the top;
  4. More stats from CSC’s New gTLD Utilization Indicator – tracking the new gTLDs that are most successfully penetrating the Alexa Top 1M.
Source: http://www.digitalbrandinsider.com/cscs-new-gtld-utilization-report-may-2015/.

Reminder:
  • Trademark can register their ".club" domain name with CSC;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Generic .CASINO Domains Being Registered In Sunrise Period

Extract: "Each domain extension has to give first shot to trademark holders who have registered their global marks in the Trademark Clearing House (TMCH) but with each never gTLD launch I’m seeing more and more words, perfectly generic terms being successfully grabbed in the Sunrise period".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/28/trademark-game-playing-results-in-great-generic-domains-being-registered-in-casino-sunrise/.

Reminder:
  • Casino Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Jovenet Consulting promotes and informs about new gTLDs.

An Inclusive Internet Workshop during the Internet Governance Forum

Extract: "The digital divide is a fact, and glaring inequalities in Internet access continue to exist.The purpose of this workshop is to discuss ways of fighting the digital divide, to show how the Internet can be used positively by the most isolated populations and to promote community spirit".

Source: https://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/9084/show/june-2-2015-an-inclusive-internet-workshop-during-the-internet-governance-forum.html.

Reminder:
  • Governance Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Jovenet Consulting promotes and informs about new gTLDs.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

.SUCKS new gTLD: we told you this would happen

Extract: "The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has responded to ICANN’s request that it investigate the practices of top level domain name registry Vox Populi over its rollout of the .sucks domain name".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/28/ftc-to-icann-on-sucks-yeah-we-told-you-this-would-happen/.

ReminderJovenet Consulting promotes and informs about new gTLDs.

New .CAR, .CARS and .AUTO are approaching

Extract: "I know that many of my readers have gotten “lost in the sauce” when it comes to the introduction of the new domain name extensions so I always like to highlight the specific ones that I think are going to do something meaningful and make a real impact, in this case it’s a trifecta of extensions .CAR, .CARS, and .AUTO".

Source: http://morganlinton.com/car-cars-and-auto-set-to-launch-this-summer-on-uniregistry/.

Reminder:
  • Car Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Jovenet Consulting promotes and informs about new gTLDs.

ICANN knows which new gTLD applicant exploited the bug

Extract: "ICANN knows who exploited the bug — inadvertently or otherwise — and it has told the companies whose data was exposed, but it’s not yet public".

Source: http://domainincite.com/18607-icann-fingers-perps-in-new-gtld-breach.

Reminder: Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Definitions: Registrar and Registry

Extract: "I often call Neustar the “back end registry provider” or the “technical registry provider”, but these terms are cumbersome. Sometimes I refer to dotStrategy as the “TLD operator” and Neustar as the “registry".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/27/domain-definitions-registrar-and-registry/.

Reminder:
  • Registries clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Registries.tel stocks new gTLD Bookmarks

Phishing and New gTLDs

Extract: "Almost two-thirds of the phishing in the new gTLDs — 288 domains — was concentrated in the .XYZ registry. (Of the 335 maliciously registered domains, 274 were in .XYZ.) This is the first example of malicious registrations clustering in a new gTLD, and we are seeing more examples in 2015".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150527_phishing_in_the_new_gtlds/.

Reminder: Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here.

How Can Brands Use New gTLDs to Engage Millennials?

Extract: "Brands that own and operate their own .BRAND can provide innovative and seamless experiences by consolidating the purchasing process, loyalty programs, and customer support services within their gTLD. Some brands are in a position to create entire worlds within their gTLD, hosting proprietary engagement platforms that allow loyal customers and brand ambassadors to have their own domain names within a brand".

Source: http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/new-gtlds-and-millennials.

Reminder:
  • Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Report On Security Breach Of New gTLD Applicant Portal

Extract: "Based on the information that ICANN has collected to date our investigation leads us to believe that over 60 searches, resulting in the unauthorized access of more than 200 records, were conducted using a limited set of user credentials".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/27/icann-reports-on-security-breach-of-new-gtld-applicant-portal-60-searches-200-records/.

Reminder:
  • Reporting Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Top 20 TLDs with Best Domains Based on Trust Flow

Extract: "One of the data points that we analyzed was related to the quality of the websites built on the New gTLD domain names. What we wanted to know is which New gTLDs have been more successful in attracting quality websites to be built on their TLD".

Source: https://globerunner.com/top-20-best-new-gtlds-based-on-quality/.

Reminder:
  • Sports Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Jovenet Consulting promotes and informs about new gTLDs.

The example of .CAREER vs .CAREERS

Extract: ".CAREER, being singular, is almost too specific, whereas .CAREERS lends itself to a number of amalgamation implementations".

Source: http://seanottey.com/the-age-old-singular-vs-plural-debate/.

Reminder:
  • Career clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Video on new .DESIGN gTLD


Reminder:
  • Design Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Jovenet Consulting promotes and informs about new gTLDs.

More .PHOTO than .PHOTOS domains? (new gTLDs)

Extract: "New .PHOTOS domain names were launched long before .PHOTO but registrations seem to tend that end-users are registering the singular version of the domain name extension rather than the plural one".

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2015/05/more-photo-than-photos-domains.html.

Reminder:
  • Clubs Photo can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Jovenet Consulting promotes and informs about new gTLDs.

3 more Sunrise Periods announced

gTLDs concerned are: .COUPONS - .SOCCER and .MANGO new gTLDs.

Source: http://trademark-clearinghouse.com/sunrise_announcements.

Reminder:
  • Trademarks can submit their data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in coming Sunrise Periods. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Jovenet Consulting promotes and informs about new gTLDs;
  • Soccer clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry.

Underdog may win rights to coveted .MUSIC new gTLD

Extract: "That support may be just what Roussos needs to pass a "community evaluation" for his application that is expected to happen next month. If successful, he would be given priority over far better-funded rivals including online giants Amazon and Google, as well as the four largest internet registry specialists: Donuts, Minds+Machines, Radix, and Famous Four".

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/26/music_industry_gets_behind_independent_bid_for_music/.

Reminder:
  • Music Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Cyrillic considerations (IDN new gTLDs)

Extract: "At the beginning of this year, Macedonia launched its Cyrillic TLD, .мкд (.mkd in Latin), and on 1 March, Belarus launched .бел (.bel in Latin), its own Cyrillic domain. That was the sixth TLD after Russia’s, Serbia’s (.срб, or .srb in Latin), Kazakhstan’s (.каз, or .kaz in Latin), Ukraine’s (.укр, or .ukr in Latin) and Macedonia’s. The Cyrillic TLDs of Mongolia (.мон, or .mon in Latin) and Bulgaria (.бг, or .bg in Latin) will be launched in the near future".

Source: http://www.ipprotheinternet.com/specialistfeatures/specialistfeature.php?specialist_id=120#.VWWAys-qpBc.

Reminder:
  • Cyrillic Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

The .APARTMENTS new gTLD

Extract: "For example, you can pick up TX.apartments (short for Texas) at a premium price of about $150 per year. (You might as well register it in EAP today if you want it; the first year price is about the same)".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/26/this-weeks-new-tlds-apartments/.

Reminder:
  • Real Estate companies can register their ".apartments" domain names with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

M+M super new gTLD applicant: $46 Million in the Bank

Extract: "In 2014 Minds + Machines acquired six TLDs in 2014, launched nine TLDs for itself and three for clients in which Minds + Machines operate as a back end for other registries .London, .Kiwi and .GOP".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/26/minds-machines-reports-earnings-for-2014-profit-22-million-46-million-in-the-bank/.

Reminder:
  • London residents can register a ".london" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Financing a new gTLDs: Advantages of Crowdinvesting

Extract: "Crowdinvesting provides a number of benefits to new gTLD applicants in the coming second round. It would level the fund-raising field so that incumbent registries and those backed by a few rich investors wouldn't be the only contenders for new gTLDs. And the ability to attract a large number of investors would be a good sign of a proposed gTLD's economic viability, at least if more brains are better than a few".

Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150526_advantages_of_crowdinvesting_in_financing_new_gtlds/.

Reminder:
  • CrowdInvesting Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New .CEO gTLD expands to China

Extract: "And our market is CEOs around the world: there are seven million CEOs in America. And China has always been part of our strategy for Dot CEO and our social network product. A couple of years ago, we started looking at this market; we started at looking at the big social network you have here. We started thinking about how our philosophy of the Internet moving from the old days of static pages to the new days of identity based networks".

Source: http://english.cri.cn/12394/2015/05/25/195s880191.htm.

Reminder:
  • CEOs can register a ".ceo" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Will Google crawl new gTLDs?

Extract: "The answer is simple: YES. Rumors were going around a while ago that a new site (on a new domain) may not get ranked as well as a site that has been registered on a domain, say, for three or more years. Google's staff explained clearly in this video that Google will crawl new sites and determine the search ranking based on the relevance of the site content, not the age of the domain the site is on".

Source: http://www.nic.top/cn/news_view.asp?id=222.

Reminder:
  • Top websites can register a ".top" domain name with eNom;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Do you have an MIIT license? (new gTLDs)

Extract: "It was the Government's first attempt to declare its authority on any top-level domains' (or TLDs') right to do business in China. By far only 8 domestic companies and 14 TLDs were approved, including .TOP, .WANG, .CITIC and a few other Chinese-script TLDs. Popular extensions like .COM, .ORG or country codes like .CO or .ME were being asked to comply with the MIIT license requirement as well".

Source: http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/china-tightened-control-on-new-domain-extension-504885861.html.

Reminder:
  • Fan Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

How Are New gTLDs Ranking In Google?

Extract: "Jagzzi.xyz not only ranks first for the term “jagzzi” in Japan’s Google (google.co.jp), but it also ranks first in Google in the US, regardless of the fact that the site’s content is entirely in Japanese".

Source: https://ceo.xyz/rank-in-google/.

Reminder:
  • XYZs can register a ".xyz" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Donuts Makes Over $220K Just In Day 1 on .APARTMENTS

Extract: "The Apartment Company has been syndicating multi-family investment property since 1992. Before starting the company, the founders and co-chairs each spent 20+ years working in the multi-family and real estate Investment arena".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/25/one-company-just-spent-over-150k-in-apartment-domains-donuts-makes-over-220k-just-in-day-1/.

Reminder:
  • Apartment clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Monday, May 25, 2015

New .TECH Sunrise Period is starting today

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Monday, 25 May, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Friday, 24 July, 2015 - 16:00.

Source: http://trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar.

Reminder:

Friday, May 22, 2015

Is this the reason why Fadi Chehadé quits ICANN?

Extract: "Fadi Chehade will quit as #ICANN CEO in March 2016 - means he’ll likely not be in charge when #IANA transition happens".

Source: http://www.domainmondo.com/2015/05/what-caused-icann-president-and-ceo.html.

Reminder: Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

600 ".club" domains registered in one day

"Registered Today" lists all new domain names registered each day.

Source: http://registered.today/?tld=club.

Reminder:
  • Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

New TLD leaderboard dominated by cheap domains

Extract: ".Club is the only domain name on the list that appears to be selling domain names for prices around .com. The others are selling many domain names for a dollar or two, primarily through registrars in Asia".

Source: https://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/21/new-tld-leaderboard-dominated-by-dirt-cheap-domain-names/.

Reminder:
  • Leaders can register the name of their Clubs with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

ICANN CEO to leave in March 2016

Extract: "At the request of the Board, Chehadé will be available to work closely with ICANN after March 2016 to support the transition to a new leader, as well as to advise the Board on any issue they require including the implementation of the IANA Stewardship Transition from the US Government to ICANN and the technical operating community".

Source: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-21-en.

Reminder:
  • CEO Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

More .CHURCH Domains Becoming Available in June 2015

Extract: "A company called Donuts is operating the largest number of these domain suffixes, including domain names ending in .CHURCH. With this announcement, Donuts Announces Release of Over 1 Million Previously Unavailable Web Addresses, a number of .CHURCH domain names are being rolled-out for registration by the public".

Source: http://bibletld.org/blog/post/more-.church-domain-names-becoming-available-in-june-2015.

Reminder:
  • Bible Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Sunrise Period for .ERNI new gTLD starts today.

SUNRISE PERIOD START: Thursday, 21 May, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIOD END: Monday, 20 July, 2015 - 16:00.

Source: http://trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar.

Reminder:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Richard Li is coming... (new gTLDs)

Extract: "Richard Li is no pop star; Richard Li is a Hong Kong Business Super Star. The Front Page of his websites says: "Now is the time to go out, rather than meandering and relying on existing old models... If there is a vision, you should just go out and do it". Aren't new generic Top-Level Domains an answer to that statement?"

Source: http://www.gtld.club/2015/05/richard-li-is-coming-with-his-own-new.html.

Reminder:
  • Fan Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Awareness still a challenge for new gTLDs

Extract: "What’s interesting about this is that the audience was made up of webhosting and domain name companies. Yet, even here, not everyone is familiar with the new top level domain name options available. .Club is one of the most heavily marketed and successful of the new domains, but even it still has a lot to do to boost awareness".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/20/awareness-still-a-challenge-for-new-top-level-domain-names/.

Reminder: Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry.

Protecting One’s Brand and One’s Name (new gTLDs)

Extract: "Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet asks, “What’s in a name?” Brandholders are learning that hundreds of thousands of wasted dollars in defensive registrations are the price to avoid harm when some offensive domain names are approved by ICANN. It is critical that you join with ANA and others in communicating your concerns to the Congress, the Department of Commerce and ICANN itself before the transition occurs".

Source: http://www.ana.net/blogs/show/id/35188.

Reminder:
  • Trademark Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Nearly 10% of all new gTLD registrations are in FFM managed registries

Extract: "Earlier today, the number of domain names in Famous Four Media registries surpassed half a million. This equates to nearly 10% of all domains registered under ICANN's new gTLD program.

PR available here: http://blog.guillon.com/2015/05/nearly-10-of-all-new-gtld-registrations.html.

Reminder:
  • Party fans can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

More free .WEBCAM domain names

Extract: "A picture paints a thousand words... and the one above says “1,000 FREE domain names”. Alpnames is giving away 1,000 .WEBCAM web-addresses on a first-come, first-served basis".

Source: http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=0a24a9b70496bc9b84abb78b6&id=d615ae05da&e=9286e72229.

Reminder:
  • Webcam fans can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Navigating the World of New gTLDs (Markmonitor)

Extract: "New gTLDs promise benefits to consumers and businesses alike. But the impact they will have on a brand's digital presence, domain portfolios and brand protection strategies is profound. Companies must determine where to register and how to protect their brands and trademarks in the new domain name landscape. Domain name expert Elisa Cooper discusses trends you need to be aware of when navigating the world of new gTLDs and takes a look at where the world’s largest brands are registering. She lists the top 10 most popular gTLDs in a number of vertical markets".

Source: https://youtu.be/GQG4Z4FUXhw.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with Markmonitor;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Satirists hoof it over to .HORSE new gTLD

Extract: "There have been widely varying views over the value of introducing thousands of new internet extensions: some feel it is a long-needed reflection of the actual internet; others that it is a money-grabbing scheme with little real value".

Source: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/19/are_we_looking_at_the_first_domain_name_meme/.

Reminder:
  • Horse Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Eurovision deploys .EUROVISION for ludicrous song contest

Extract: "It isn’t making a song and dance about it, but the European Broadcasting Union is promoting is annual Eurovision Song Contest using its new dot-brand gTLD, .eurovision".

Source: http://domainincite.com/18552-eurovision-deploys-dot-brand-for-ludicrous-song-contest.

Reminder:
  • Conchita's Fan Club can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

New gTLDs: Best Practices for Managing a Global Domain Portfolio



Reminder:
  • Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with MarkMonitor;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

How did you know .CLUB would be a success?

Extract: "Following the release of the new gTLDs, one has stood out as a clear popular choice. UK2 spoke to the head of .club domains to hear more about what makes a successful domain".

Source: http://www.uk2.net/blog/expert-insights-jeff-sass-of-club-domains/.

Reminder:
  • Fan clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

What New gTLD Applicants Want for Round 2

  • Applying is too expensive, I want my TLD for $200,000 "all included" (ICANN fee + consultancy services to fill in my application);
  • Why is now my lawyer in the opposite camp?
  • There were too many applicants for my TLD (domain name extension)!
  • How do I get away from my Back-end Registry without having to pay a hefty termination fee?
  • .SUCKS does not help improve our society.
Source: http://www.circleid.com/posts/20150518_what_new_gtld_applicants_want_for_round_2/.

Reminder:
  • New gTLD applicants should gather and create a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

New gTLDs: we need to be more consumer friendly

Extract: "Put simply, it’s just too hard to buy and use a domain name. Our industry is not sufficiently approachable to folks who are not tech savvy. We could make it easier on people by reaching out via social media, social commerce, and blogging platforms like WordPress, Etsy, Facebook, and Tumblr to help spread the word about new TLDs and the ways they can be used to enhance their experiences on these platforms. But by and large we haven’t".

Source: http://rightside.co/news/blog/news-from-rightside/news/the-latest-from-rightside/.

Reminder:
  • Firen Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

New gTLDs: welcome to the Web domain rush

Extract: "Fortunately for Meder, the new level of TDL suffixes means he no longer has to. Early this year, for an annual fee of about $40, Meder launched his website using the brand new address fasttwitch.training".

Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102659774.

Reminder:
  • Training Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Position: Senior Back-end Engineer (new gTLDs)

Extract: "As part of the registrar engineering team, you will be a key player to improve the Minds + Machines registrar platform and build/maintain related websites out of the Los Angeles location. You will also assist in creating internal tools for customer service, marketing, finance, and other various departments. This position requires you to write automation scripts, job exports/imports, and process large data sets. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, building internal and reusable libraries to interface with third-party providers and building APIs for internal applications to interface with back-end services".

Position: https://www.mindsandmachines.com/about/careers.

Reminder:
  • Job Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

3 new Sunrise Periods start today (19 May 2015)

New gTLDs concerned are:
  1. .SHOW new gTLD;
  2. .JEWELRY;
  3. .TEAM
SUNRISE PERIODS START: Tuesday, 19 May, 2015 - 16:00;
SUNRISE PERIODS END: Saturday, 18 July, 2015 - 16:00.
Source: http://trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar.

New .ART gTLD Gets Scheduled For An ICANN Last Resort Auction

Extract: "Here are the 10 Applicants; some are portfolio applicants as well as some one-off applicants that only applied for .ART new gTLD".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/18/with-10-applicants-art-gets-scheduled-for-an-icann-last-resort-auction/.

Reminder:
  • Art Lovers will soon be able to register a ".art" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

1 Million Previously Unavailable Web Addresses Released

Extract: "Donuts will offer registrations via our Early Access Program (EAP) for the first seven days of their availability, as we anticipate significant interest for these highly coveted addresses. The release of these names will begin on June 10, 2015 and will be staggered in batches (see dates below)".

Source: http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=6a7790b02fccec5a9125cd84f&id=d19e964f10&e=d9dc8e5663.

Reminder:
  • Donuts clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Upcoming TMCH Webinars (Trademark Clearinghouse)

  • May 19th 15u00 UTC: introducing .BANK
  • May 20th 16u00 UTC: introducing .SITE
  • June 2nd 08u00 UTC: introducing .TECH
  • June 2nd 15u00 UTC: introducing .TECH
Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/events.

Reminder:
  • Tech clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

400 neighborhood website names to launch for .NYC

Extract: "The city is opening applications in the next few months to allow communities to apply for 400 neighborhood website names like ParkSlope.nyc, Harlem.nyc and Astoria.nyc".

Source: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/nyc-prepping-launch-neighborhood-nyc-domains-article-1.2222965.

Reminder:
  • NYC Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

The Eiffel Tower gets rid of its ".com" domain name

Extract: "The official site for the Eiffel Tower has changed the domain name from Eiffel-Tower.com (English) and Tour-Eiffel.fr (French) to the domain name TourEiffel.Paris".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/18/the-eiffel-tower-has-moved-well-on-the-internet-from-com-to-a-paris/.

Reminder:
  • Paris lovers can register a ".paris" domain name with GoDaddy;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Announcement: Joint Venture to Launch .CARS, .CAR, and .AUTO

Extract: "Cars Registry Limited will provide everyone in the automotive industry, around the world, with choice to develop their online presence. From car dealerships to car enthusiasts, .Cars, .Car, and .Auto registrants will be able to secure a memorable and relevant domain for their brand or purpose. All three generic endings can be used by every participant of the supply chain, including suppliers, manufacturers, dealerships, auctioneers, media outlets, and individuals".

Source: http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/release-598775.htm.

Reminder:
  • Car clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Domain Name Industry Brief (and new gTLDs)

Extract: "As a global leader in domain names and Internet security, Verisign reviews the state of the domain name industry through a variety of statistical and analytical research. Verisign provides this briefing to highlight important trends in domain name registrations, including key performance indicators and growth opportunities, to industry analysts, media and businesses".

Source: http://www.verisigninc.com/en_US/innovation/dnib/index.xhtml?cmp=SO-FB-GYDP-6-1.

Reminder:
  • Sports Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

4 New gTLDs Launch This Week (figures)

  1. .Style
  2. .Chat
  3. .Bingo
  4. .Tennis.
Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/18/4-new-gtld-launches-this-week-style-chat-bingo-tennis/.

Reminder:
  • Tennis clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Meet with .CLUB at the World Hosting Days

Extract: "Although not a household name in the United States, World Hosting Days holds a conference in Germany that attracts thousands annually. It also hosts conferences throughout Europe, Asia, Australia…almost everywhere except the U.S., until now".

Source: http://domainnamewire.com/2015/05/11/world-hosting-days/.

Reminder: clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry.

The place where the GOP organizes online



Reminder:
  • Gop clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

3 Sunrise Periods start for .BANK / .MARKETS and .网店 (idn)

Sunrise Periods start on Monday, 18 May, 2015:

  1. .BANK
  2. .MARKETS
  3. .网店 (.SHOP)

Source: http://www.trademark-clearinghouse.com/gtld-calendar.

To Trademarks: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

New .PARTY is having a party: 118,000 domains in just 10 days


Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Party clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

A Brief History of URL Parking and Redirecting Techniques

Extract: "What Does Redirect Do? Redirect.com offers a free service for webmasters who wish to increase the amount of money that each of their URLs is currently producing. In a nutshell, users park a domain with Redirect, and then they use Redirect’s tools to bounce people to another page with the intention of making a profit. ".

Source: http://tech.co/redirect-making-domain-parking-profitable-2015-05.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

New .NYC domains : 97% Of Registrants Own 10 or Less Domains

Extract: "With more than 75,000 registrations to date and counting – all by individuals, businesses, and organizations based in the five boroughs – .nyc is fast establishing itself as a true digital destination.".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/15/mayor-of-new-york-brags-on-nyc-97-of-registrants-own-10-or-less-domains/.

Did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • NYC ezsidents can register a ".nyc" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

New .DESIGN, .CLUB and other industry-specific domains tell the real stroy

Extract: "The truth is that while consumers are the most familiar with searching for a .com, many of those same .com domains fail to tell the company’s story. Fortunately, there is now a new domain for just about every industry. A new creative agency can launch on a .design, while a startup competing to find the path to inbox zero might consider a .email".

Source: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/246032.

Note to designers: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Designers can register a ".design" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

New gTLDs Advertising: good spots

Extract: "Since then, there have been a handful of advertising campaigns for new gTLDs –celebrity endorsement like 50 Cent using 50inda.club for his official fanpage, .NYC’s campaigns in New York City (such as this bus stop ad), and BNP Paribas promoting livingthechange.bnpparibas through tweets from various Twitter handles".

Source: http://blog.fairwindspartners.com/gtld-usage/new-gtlds-in-advertising.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with FairWinds;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Friday, May 15, 2015

New .BARCLAYS gTLD is here

Extract: "The migration to .barclays and .barclaycard domain names has already begun for the non-transactional parts of the estate, with the introduction across all sites being gradually phased over time. During the transition, automatic domain redirects will transfer customers to the appropriate page".

Source: http://www.finextra.com/news/fullstory.aspx?newsitemid=27365.

Note to Banks: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Banking Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

According to SecureList.com, New gTLDs are a hit with Spammers and Cybercriminals

Extract: "It is a pretty extensive article that is filled with examples, I am sure this will rally the anti new gtld participants to say, “We told you so” I am sure the pro new g crowd will see it as propaganda or a paid piece. SecureList is published by Kaspersky Lab".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/15/according-to-securelist-com-new-gtlds-are-a-hit-with-spammers-and-cybercriminals/.

To Secured Trademarks: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Seucrity clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Get Professional Experience In The USA with USAintern.Club

Extract: "Internships abroad are very popular and appreciated by companies who can gain the insights of an intern from another country and culture. From the intern’s perspective, it may be that first work experience you get after you graduate that can help you build your portfolio or resume. What’s more, it helps to make valuable industry contacts that can be essential to landing the ideal job later on, while experiencing the lifestyle and culture of another country. The .CLUB team has been very fortunate to welcome interns from Germany, Oman, Romania (me), Taiwan and England, who have all made a great contribution to our team".

Source: http://nic.club/get-professional-experience-in-the-usa-our-featured-member-usaintern-club/.

Did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Patent: restrict access to Internet (new gTLD)

Extract: "The first round of registrations of new gTLDs is scheduled to open on Jan. 12, 2012, and close on Apr. 12, 2012 and presents an opportunity for companies to create optimized and closed Internet browsing environments. Instead of restricting browsers to “whitelisted” sites, blocking “blacklisted” sites that have been found to contain undesired content, or analyzing requested content for objectionable keywords, companies may now create their own sharply-defined browsing environment built around a new gTLD".

Source: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2015/0128218.html.

Reminder:
  • Patent clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

The curious case of (old) .CAT gTLD

Extract: "But the founders of .cat, who spent years lobbying multiple governments and nonprofits for the domain, never intended for it to be used this way. That’s because .cat actually has nothing to do with felines — it’s short for Catalan, as in the much-persecuted language/culture of Eastern Spain".

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2015/05/13/the-curious-case-of-cat-the-internets-weirdest-most-radical-domain/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Do you like dogs? Soon, dog lovers will be able to register a ".dog" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Trademarks in race to buy domain addresses that end in the "dotS" TLD

Extract: "Most legitimate companies don't want to have their names associated with that type of site," said Dan Jaffe, group executive vice president for the Association of National Advertisers, a New York-based trade group representing more than 500 companies with 10,000 brands".

Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/apple-citigroup-and-others-in-race-to-buy-domain-addresses-that-end-in-sucks/articleshow/47278360.cms.

Reminder: Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

A Miss.africa coming?

Extract: "This has multiplied and created more avenues that allowed us to launch and run corporate social responsibility programs such as Miss.Africa, Generation.africa to empower girls and youth in the use of technology. These two schemes are about digital empowerment and increasing digital opportunities for fostering e-Learning which have led us to establish the DCA Digital Academy".

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mobile-tech-disruption-africa-q-uc-berkeley-haas-school-sophia-bekele.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Africa residents will soon be able to register a ".africa" domain name;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Famous Four Media: 100,000 new domains for .PARTY new gTLD!

Extract: "Famous Four Media plans to launch 10 more domain extension in 2015 to complement the six domain endings (.BID, .TRADE,.WEBCAM, .SCIENCE, .CRICKET and of course .PARTY ) that it has already launched. Domain names can be registered through Famous Four Media's extensive network of ICANN accredited registrars".

Source: http://www.realwire.com/releases/The-PARTY-domain-ending-surpasses-100000-registrations-in-just-3-months.

Note:
  • Party animals can register a ".party" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here.

Why .TOP new gTLD is a best seller in China

Extract: "Although “top” is an English word, it can be understood in many areas in the world besides China. It is short, easy to type and conveys upbeat meaning, the most suitable TLD for better branding. These are a few of the reasons why .top domains are so supported and liked by world wide domainers, domain investors and website administers".

Source: http://www.nic.top/en/news_view.asp?id=203.

Note ti Chinese Trademark Owners: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Top websites can register a ".top" domain name with 101domain.com;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

More than 5,000 .DESIGN domains sold on day 1

Extract: "We chatted yesterday that mostly every domain name was available in the launch of .Design including single and two letter domain names, three-letter domains, Geo domains, many of which had premium registration and renewal prices".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/14/design-winds-up-with-over-5k-domain-registrations-after-1st-day/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Design clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Comedy: new gTLDs in action

Extract: "Other tech-related media appear to be adopting the new gTLDs as well, including the upcoming sci-fi thriller “Self/Less” (to be released by Focus Features), which advertises a domain name of www.outlive.life".

Source: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=93bb8897-66ed-4dfb-95fe-9379016d232b.

Registered Trademarks: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Comedy Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

New gTLDs: Release of Country and Territory Names

Extract: "Four (4) Registry Services Evaluation Policy (RSEP) requests were submitted by the registry operators listed below to allow the release of country and territory names for the below TLDs. In total, the requests concern 4 New gTLDs".

Source: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-05-13-en.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Country Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Famous Four Media to launch 5 Sunrise Periods

  • .ACCOUNTANT
  • .DOWNLOAD
  • .RACING
  • .LOAN
  • .WIN
Source: http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=0a24a9b70496bc9b84abb78b6&id=84d5ff3dd1&e=c552813fd7

Note to Sunrise Periods participants: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting;
  • Racing clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry.

Updated Status of Sunrise Periods and Trademark Claims Notification Periods

Extract: "Frost Brown Todd, a law firm with over 475 lawyers across its seven-state footprint, offers a deep, talented roster of legal professionals".

Source: http://www.frostbrowntodd.com/resources-1809.html.

To Trademark Owners: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Clubs can ecure their ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

.Republican or .Democrat?

Extract: "Register domain names with a variety of relevant domain extensions (like.republican or .democrat)".

Source: https://garage.godaddy.com/smallbusiness/launch/register-your-domain-name-before-someone-else-does-infographic/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Politic Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

New gTLD .DESIGN is launched

Extract: "Some domain names have been registered at premium rates including great.design and good.design that were available yesterday which I think were priced around 900 a year".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/12/design-is-live-almost-is-available-including-single-letter-two-letter-domains-my-design/.

Trademarks: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Design Clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Two winners for .GAME and .GAMES new gTLDs

Extract: "My understanding of these indirect contention sets that were there would only be one winner and the winner would get the extension they applied for however since this was a private resolution it seems the parties could resolve to have two winners and both strings will exist".

Source: http://www.thedomains.com/2015/05/12/donuts-gets-games-uniregistry-got-game/.

Note: did you know there is a TLD which means "trademark"? The ".商标" IDN stands for “.trademark” in Simplified Chinese.

Reminder:
  • Games clubs can register a ".club" domain name with UniRegistry;
  • Brands can submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse ("TMCH") to participate in a Sunrise Period. The TMCH calendar is available here;
  • Need to promote or sell your new gTLD? Contact Jovenet Consulting.